The other day I was trying to head out of work a little early so that I could stop by the store, get a tumbler compost bin, and put it together before dark. I almost accomplished the task as I ended up needing about 10 minutes of artificial light on the patio to finish up the compost bin. What I learned though was the following, as, before setting myself to work on the assembly task, I decided to have a glass of this great sparkling wine...before having dinner and after having skipped lunch. Not a good combination. Read on the lessons I learned...
Lesson No 1. never skip lunch and drink alcohol (this one is already explained)
Lesson No 2. if you do, dont try to assemble anything that comes in a manual (the compost bin came in one big box, with 8 big pieces, including the stand for the bin, and a huge number of small pieces, from screws to metal and plastic washers, knots and bolts and plastic pins...they look in the hundreds!)
Lesson No 3. you can lose your mind as the usual spare parts increase in number! (boy there were lots of small pieces left after completion of the project! I should have noted everything i did and submit the manual with notes to the manufacturer...they could save lots in spare parts for the compost bin!